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A minute with Petra Wijnker Professional Flyboard athlete


Where do you live?
Ayia Napa.

Best childhood memory?
Going to the beach, with my mother, aunt and cousins

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish? What food would you really turn your nose up to?
Restaurant Sage in Ayia Napa. You can wake me up, for avocado with prawns. Do not wake me up for mussels.

What did you have for breakfast?
Boiled eggs on toast, yogurt, fresh fruits. Fresh orange juice, and a coffee after.

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
I’m both. Perfect day out would be going Flyboarding with the Flyboarding Cyprus Team. Perfect night out would be going for dinner with friends, sharing a good bottle of wine, finishing off in a nice bar with good music, enjoying each others’ company.

Best book ever read?
All the books by Nicci French. They are an English couple, writing the books together. All their books are really page turners. Strong stories, with interesting characters.

Favourite film of all time?
I hardly ever watch a film. But the first one that pops up is The Green Mile. Great actors, it has all the ingredients of what a good film needs for me.

Favourite holiday destination? What’s your dream trip?
The Caribbean, the small islands. Love the people, the music, very colourful. My dream trip would be a combination trip to Aruba, Curacao, St Martin with lots of Flyboard fun.

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
A piece of music DJ Blanco Mario made for me. A remix of Queen songs. If I make it to the finals at the XDubai Flyboard World Cup, this will be the music I will fly to.

What is always in your fridge?

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
Any house as long it’s close to a beach. I could say a villa on a hill over looking St Tropez or Monaco. But no, I’m very happy with the house I’m living in now. Just outside Ayia Napa (no noise) but still with everything in walking distance.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
That would be my mother, she died of cancer when I was 6 years old. Still miss her everyday!

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
That’s easy, Flyboard from the beginning till the end.

What is your greatest fear?
That something bad would happen to my family or friends.

Tell me a joke…
Now this is a difficult question. I’m not really a joke teller. I love a good joke, and could not live in a life without laughter. But telling jokes you have to leave it to the people who are good at it. I’m not one of those, I got other talents.
Petra will this week be taking part in the XDubai Flyboard World Cup 2014 organised by the founder of Flyboard, Franky Zapata. 28 nations will take part in three different categories – pro, ladies and veterans. The Flyboarding Cyprus Team will take part with three riders in two different categories: Nikolas Zannetos (Larnaca) Veterans Category, Andria Ioannou (Derinya) Ladies Catogory, Petra Wijnker (Ayia Napa) Ladies and veteran Category. To follow the Flyboarding Cyprus Team during the event, visit their page on Facebook, Flyboarding Cyprus

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